David Brodwin • http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence • August 2, 2012
…Americans are taking matters into their own hands. A new movement called the “D.I.Y. economy” is emerging. But in this context “D.I.Y.” takes on a different meaning: It’s not about going to Home Depot to get the parts you need to fix your sink; it’s about driving economic development at the local level, with local leadership, guided by a more robust and sustainable vision.
…The Public Banking Institute encourages the formation of state banks, like the Bank of North Dakota, which for decades has effectively promoted and funded local development there. Crowdfunding, recently approved by Congress, is now being implemented by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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